, Newburyport, MA

April 7, 2013

This day in history

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1791, Timothy Dexter purchased one of the most famous houses of the time, the former home of bankrupt privateer Nathaniel Tracy, where Washington himself was entertained. Today it is better known as the Newburyport Public Library.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury